January 7, 2016 / 3:31 PM / 2 years ago

BUZZ-Gold miners: Precious metal hits 9-week high

** U.S-listed shares of gold miners up as the precious metal climbs above $1,100/ounce for the first time in nine weeks

** Spot gold up as the dollar fell and investors channelled money into safer assets after worries about the Chinese economy hit global stocks

** Biggest gainers within the sector: Barrick Gold 6.2 pct; Gold Fields Ltd 6 pct; DRD Gold Ltd 2.5 pct; Primero Mining 4.4 pct; Goldcorp Inc 4.7 pct

** Silver up 0.8 pct to $14.13/ounce

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